Course Catalog » Course Listing for Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

204  Biology of Craniofacial Development and Tooth Movement  (2 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): A. Jheon       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This lecture series occurs once per week (1-hr) for first year dental residents and MS students. Orthodontic tooth movement is a complex process defined by the supporting craniofacial structures including the periodontium (i.e., enamel, dentin, cementum, bone, and periodontal ligament). This course will focus on the basic biological concepts and mechanisms related to craniofacial development and orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). This course will also provide evidence for and against the

205  Advanced Topics in Pharmacology for the Dental Specialist  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): M. Ryder, B. Bast, C. Shiboski, C. McNeill, G. Armitage, S. Youmans       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Enrollment in the first or second year of the postgraduate/residency programs in the School of Dentistry including Pediatric Dentistry, General Practice Residency, Dental Public Health, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthetic Dentistry, Oral Surgery. Additional enrollment per the request of the student and course director approval.       Activities: Lecture

The basic concepts in clinical applications of the major classes of pharmacological agents used in both general and specialty dental practices will be presented. Faculty from the school of pharmacy and dentistry will first present basic principles in the application of antimicrobials, anti inflammatories, analgesics, bisphosphonates, drugs for major systemic conditions, and major drug interactions, followed by direct clinical correlations and applications.

210  Developmental Biology of the Craniofacial Complex  (2 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): N. Young       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture

This course explores the molecular and cellular mechanisms of craniofacial development. Specific topics include patterning and morphogenesis of the tooth, head skeleton, palate, and other associated structures in a variety of vertebrate model systems. A goal is to understand the etiologies of diseases, syndromes, and abnormalities that affect the craniofacial complex.

215  Laboratory Rotation  (4 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Activities: Laboratory

A laboratory rotation course to familiarize first-year graduate students with various approaches to research in Oral Biology.

220  Seminar Series  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): R. Marcucio       Prerequisite(s): unk

Restrictions: unk       Activities: Seminar

A seminar series covering current advances in research in oral biology in a systematic manner. Current literature will be critically reviewed by students under faculty supervision, or by faculty or guest lectures.

221  Extracellular Matrices  (2 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): S. Ho, W. Li       Prerequisite(s): Consent of graduate advisor and instructor

Activities: Seminar

Assembly and composition of extracellular matrices, including interactions that occur between cells and matrices. Emphasis on the role of various extracellular matrices during development, function of cell-matrix interactions in the adult, and the perturbation of these relationships that accompanies various disease processes.

224  Host Response  (2 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): M. Ryder       Prerequisite(s): Consent of graduate advisor and instructor

Activities: Seminar

Components of the immune system, survey of the various immunologic mechanisms in host responses, and current working concepts of the immune system. Overview of consequences that failure, exaggeration, or inability to distinguish self from non-self, may have for the host.

250  Research  (1 - 8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff

Activities: Project

270  Journal Club  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): R. Marcucio

Activities: Seminar

Critical review of current journal articles pertinent to oral biology. Instruction and feedback in the choice of topic, style and effectiveness of presentations are provided, as well as critical discussion of articles and relevance to current research.

283  Introduction of Biostatistics for Dentistry  (2.5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Yansane       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Lecture, Laboratory

This is an introductory level course in biostatistical methods. There will be 9 modules discussing descriptive statistics, probability application and theory, epidemiological study design, hypothesis testing and regression based methods. Each lecture will have both written statistical and computing components. Stata 13 will be taught and used.

295  Masters Studies Journal Club  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): N. Young       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Must be a student in a School of Dentistry postgraduate program.       Activities: Seminar

Critical review of current journal articles pertinent to craniofacial research and oral biology. Faculty in OCS program will assist in the selection of papers for review in the MS Journal Club.

296  Master's Thesis Project Design  (1 units)   Fall, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Young       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Limited to Students enrolled in the MS program in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences.      

Masters students in oral and cranifacial sciences shall establish their thesis committee; prepare, present, and modify as necessary the thesis project proposal. Students can take OCS 296 for either 1 or 2 consecutive quarters. The grade will be assigned after completion of the course. If the students do not complete the course after two quarters and incomplete will be given for the course.